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Old 05-15-12, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default 2nd hand Laptop wont go to microsoft

I got a 2nd hand laptop but it wont go to microsoft.com and for a while it wouldn't install updates like flash and other stuff. I've disabled the proxy settings that were there already.

Whats blocking it? Its quite specific since it wont even open the MS site.
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Old 05-15-12, 05:19 PM   #2
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Format....reinstall...
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Old 05-15-12, 06:07 PM   #3
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maybe the hosts file is blocking the microsoft IP's
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Old 05-15-12, 06:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2nd hand Laptop wont go to microsoft

First thing I do when I get any laptop, new or used: Reformat.

Especially used ones...they're like a las vegas hooker: you never know where they've been and what they have.

Fortunately unlike hookers, we have the ability to clean them out completely.
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Old 05-16-12, 04:13 PM   #5
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It was a primary school laptop so should be clean, I don't have any spare licenses so I'll just put 8 on it for now.
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magic jelly bean it before you format...there is your key...for that laptop.
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Old 05-17-12, 06:52 AM   #7
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Since it was a school laptop maybe the sites that you can't access have been blocked by user accounts settings. I would check there, unless you are already logged in as the admin.
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